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Episode 3

Still reeling from her mother's death, Mary Portas recalls putting her own theatrical aspirations aside to care for her family.

Mary Portas reads her moving and hilarious memoir of her early years.

Mary's family is reeling from the death of her mother – the core of their busy, chaotic, happy household. Her unexpected loss has sent them spinning in different directions, each lost in their own grief.

Her dad has crumpled and Mary knows she must be the one to stop everyone falling into the chasm which has opened in the family. So she juggles A-Levels and RADA auditions with cleaning and comforting her teenage brother.

Will her new responsibilities leave any room for her own theatrical aspirations?

Read by the author
Abridged by Jo Coombs

Produced by Hannah Marshall
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4

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